What is a Doula
What doulas do
WHEN WOMEN HAVE CONTINUOUS SUPPORT FROM A DOULA:
12% increase in the likelyhood of a spontaneous vaginal birth.
31% decrease in the use of synthetic oxytocin.
28% decrease in the risk of C-section.
9% decrease in the use of any medications for pain relief.
34% less likelyhood of negative feelings about childbirth.
40 min to 2 hours shorter labors.
Less likely to have vacuum or forceps assisted births.
Increase in the mother self-steem and confidence.
Increase in Breastfeeding success.
Encourages partners to participate more confident and relaxed.
Evidence based birth
2012, Hodnett et al.
Dr Christiane Northrup M.D Women´s body, Women´s wisdom
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